You Had Me at ‘Fitness’ After a long day, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to choke down a healthy Original Recovery Drink. But the long list of selling points generously provided by General Mills gave me that last push of motivation I needed to take my recovery seriously. Because, eating a box of Cheerios alone … More Gee, if I must, General Mills…
Standing beside you, waist-deep in quackgrass, I noticed two yellow swings nestled in the trees below. “Swings!” we cried, in the same breath. You and I, we caught the same train of thought. Two tickets, one compartment, headed for the moment in the same direction. … More Sweet Nothings
It’s one of those days when the sweltering heat effectively has you melting into a puddle of lethargy.
Here’s something to entice you back into a solid & psyched state… … More Hot day how-to: Fruity Iced Cubes
“I ordered a goose and they gave me a moose! Ha!” my neighbour Brad declared brilliantly to each neighbour arriving at the spectacle. The doorbell rang. A rude awakening from the thoroughly contented inertia we maintained around the dinner table after a meal of lemongrass-pesto chicken and asparagus fresh from the Farmer’s Market. I opened … More A Father’s Day in Urban Canada
The Luddist fights bright screens with a vertical dance. The Luddist discovers a Brave New World of technicolor rocks spread across a wall like fresh butter on rye. Silently, he marks his pilgrimage with chalkprints of calcium carbonate and fresh shoe rubber. Ascending the sharp cookie-cutter column, the Luddist approaches heaven, and glances down to … More The Luddist’s Weapon
I derive a useless model depicting the challenge of overpopulation from the last chapters of a grade 12 biology textbook. … More Overpopulation from the perspective of a K-selected organism
Follow me To All Depths, my journey to accept each emotion that makes me a full being. Look out for bi-weekly developments, each grazing a depth of the human experience. What makes some emotions acceptable–allowed to drift with us through the day, analogous or parallel (hence unthreatening) to our identity, while others are rejected with an assured, … More To All Depths
“I’m so glad I don’t have to regret knowing you.” Sometimes it can surprise you, what a relief a simple realization such as this can be. Find a means to reconcile with someone today, discover some closure, even if it can only ever be something like forgiveness.
The concept of leading a “double life” has an infamous connotation. But it is in living a double life that I became exceptional and able to survive… … More O, Juggler of Worlds!